Thursday, 16 January 2020

BUSHFIRE

PM Scott Morrison announced more measures to assist people impacted by bushfire. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Jason Clare said the Australian Government has failed to commit to a co-ordinated approach across the states to the removal of debris on properties impacted by the bushfires. [Full Text]

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry has an online portal for bushfire affected businesses. [Full Text]

The Department of Social Services issued bushfire information and support. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE / PLANNING / REGULATION

Adjunct Professor Raymond William Loveridge said the Building Codes Board's business plan includes a "bushfire provisions for non-residential buildings" project, so it is reasonable to expect changes to the code in future. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE / INDUSTRY

The Real Estate Institute has put together a plan for the real estate industry to provide immediate financial assistance plus longer term support to bushfire affected communities. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

Lisa McLean from Open Cities discussed opportunities and benefits of transitioning to a circular economy. [Full Text]

PLANNING

The ABS issued 'Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2019'. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Sep 2019'. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Construction Activity: Chain Volume Measures, Australia, Sep 2019'. [Full Text]

The ABS added small area data to 'Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2019'. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

The Department of the Environment and Energy issued 'Australia's emissions projections 2019'. [Full Text]

Professor Stephen Howes said Australia will not hit its 5 per cent 2020 emissions reduction target till 2030. [Full Text]

MINING / MAPPING

The CSIRO discussed real-time underground 3D mapping technology that is being trialled by six mining companies. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / BUSHFIRE / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Minister Gareth Ward urged holiday home owners in bushfire-affected communities to list them for rental, and said NSW Government can financially assist people to get into suitable accommodation. [Full Text]

The Tenants Union NSW issued a disaster damage factsheet for renters in the private rental market that may be affected by a natural disaster. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / BUSHFIRE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Local Government NSW welcomed $60 million in Australian government funding for 42 bushfire affected local government areas. [Full Text]

Local Government NSW outlined council initiatives to assist bushfire impacted regions. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS

Minister Stuart Ayres said Sydney's "lockout laws" were repealed in the Sydney CBD Entertainment Precinct this week. [Full Text]

NSW Circular Director, UNSW Professor Veena Sahajwalla, explained why a circular economy is needed and how the Network can help. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

Registrations are open for the Property Council's NSW Hunter Outlook on 7 February in Newcastle West. [Full Text]

The Property Council's NSW Outlook is on 14 February in Martin Place. [Full Text]

The Property Council's Western Sydney Outlook is on 18 February in Parramatta. [Full Text]

The Property Council's NSW Residential Outlook is on 26 February in Martin Place. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

An AHURI conference, 'Housing: the foundation for mental health', is on 19 February in Sydney. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INDIGENOUS

Minister Gerald McCarthy said Aboriginal Business Enterprises have received over $55 million worth of NT Government housing, repairs and maintenance and land servicing contracts. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / BUSHFIRE / ECONOMICS

Premier Daniel Andrews announced tax relief measures for businesses, families, and individuals in Victoria's bushfire affected communities. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association welcomed the announcement. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / BUSHFIRE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Municipal Association of Victoria issued a statement on funding support for bushfire affected communities. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EDUCATION

Minister James Merlino announced Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd has been appointed to begin early works on Greater Shepparton Secondary College. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / DESIGN

Minister Grace Grace called for feedback on the design concepts for the new station at the Ekka. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / DESIGN

Minister Cameron Dick Work announced tenders will open shortly for design works for the Moondarewa Spit upgrade and the Seaway Promenade, as part of The Spit master plan. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TOURISM / INDIGENOUS

Minister Kate Jones announced the establishment of an Indigenous Tourism Development Service. [Full Text]

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop an Indigenous tourism strategy for South East Queensland. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / EVENTS / INDUSTRY

Minister Mick de Brenni said Lendlease Building Pty Ltd will hold an industry briefing for the Cairns Convention Centre on 23 January in Cairns. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / BUSHFIRE / TOURISM / ECONOMICS

Premier Steven Marshall announced that he will take direct responsibility for the tourism portfolio. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / EDUCATION

Treasurer Rob Lucas announced the winning consortiums for two Birth to Year 12 schools. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / ICT

Ministers David Speirs and Stephen Knoll announced the start of SA's On-Demand bus trials in Mount Barker and the Barossa. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Rita Saffioiti said Midland's current station will be replaced with a new facility between Helena and Cale streets, as part of METRONET. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / GENERAL

Premier Will Hodgman announced his resignation as Premier, State MP and Tasmanian Liberal Party Leader. [Full Text]

PM Morrison congratulated Mr Hodgman on his leadership and the achievements of his government. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / BUSHFIRE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister David Littleproud and Premier Will Hodgman announced assistance for Central Highlands and Southern Midlands councils through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. [Full Text]